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Tegu hasn't pooped in a while, then went into hibernation, should I be worried?

Talon1992

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So the past few months my tegu has been feeding pretty heavily on thawed small rats, grapes, melon, and to a lesser extent roaches ( hissing and dubia). The primary source of protein has been the small rats. In the months prior to that, the primary source of protein was ground turkey ( mixed with calcium powder) as well as the roaches. What worries me, is that before he wen under, it was AT LEAST a week or two before he pooped. I heard that if that's the case there's a risk of it going septic while hes in hibernation. Does anyone have any experience in this area? Any recommended course of action? As it stands, I have just left him be. I will only dig him up if I absolutely HAVE too.
 

Zyn

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It won't bother him that much to dig him up and give him a warm bath and coax out whatever is left.
It's better than a slow death from decaying food in his gut.
 

Talon1992

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so I took him out and soaked him for a while but he didnt use the restroom, and he went right back under. should i be worried?
 

Zyn

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I mean he won't kill him self so just keep the heat up and his basking spot on during the normal hours if he needs to bask he will
 

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